Ernesford Grange Netball Club
Sarah has been involved with Ernesford Grange Netball Club for 10 years and has taken on numerous roles during this time. She has played in the A team, trained and qualified as an umpire, joined the club committee and recently took on the role of Chair of the club.
During this time, she has supported the club to increase the number of teams from four to six and increased membership to over 60 members. She also developed a hardship fund to support senior and junior members to continue playing if they are in financial difficulties and has also arranged fundraising events.
Six years ago, Sarah was diagnosed with cancer. She underwent numerous operations and chemotherapy and was initially given the all clear, until last year when it was discovered the cancer had returned. Sarah has continued to fight the cancer with everything she has and has not let it stop her from continuing to lead the netball club with positivity and determination.
Sarah took a leading role in getting the players back on court following the first national lockdown in 2020, completing all of the behind-the-scenes tasks, including risk assessments and paperwork, so quickly and efficiently so that the club was back training on the first date they were allowed.
Without Sarah, the club simply wouldn’t function. And most importantly, Sarah is a great friend to all of the club members, making them feel valued each and every time they step onto court.